April 9, 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - After the UC Santa Barbara baseball team tied its game vs. Cal Poly on Friday night at Baggett Stadium in the ninth inning, the Gauchos couldn't keep the rally going and fell to the Mustangs in the 10th inning, 4-3.
David Meals (1-4) walked Evan Busby to lead off the 10th inning, then wild pitched him to second before Luke Yoder's single to center scored the winning run, handing the Gauchos their fourth straight defeat. UCSB is now 12-12 overall and 0-1 in the Big West. Cal Poly is 9-19, 2-2.
UCSB junior left-hander Mario Hollands pitched seven strong innings, allowing just three runs on four hits while striking out seven, but Cal Poly's Matt Leonard allowed just one earned run on seven hits in 6.2 innings pitched.
The Gauchos tied the game in the ninth inning off Jeff Johnson (2-2). Marty Mullins, who homered in the second inning, singled to start the frame, before pinch-hitter Brett Fick singled up the middle with two outs. Gunnar Terhune's single scored pinch-runner Bryce Tafelski to tie the game, pushing the game to extra frames.
Cal Poly, which beat the Gauchos for the third straight time and took the initial baseball Blue-Green Rivalry Series game, scored twice in the first inning off Hollands when Matt Jensen doubled in a run and Mitch Haniger singled him home.
But, after Mullins' home run - his fourth of the season - cut the lead to one, the Gauchos scored in the fifth to tie it, 2-2. Ryan Tregoning and Trevor Whyte each singled to start the inning before Terhune doubled to score Tregoning.
In the bottom half of the inning the Mustangs scored on Yoder's one-out triple to left-center to take a 3-2 lead.
The Gauchos will continue their three-game series with the Mustangs on Saturday at 6 p.m. and conclude it on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games can be heard on AM 1490 and streaming live online at UCSBgauchos.com. Click here to listen live.
As the Gauchos and Mustangs battle it out on the field, diamond, court, and in the pool, the Big West Conference rivals jointly seek to make fans and students aware of their campuses' recycling and sustainability efforts. The eco-slant to the rivalry goes hand-in-hand both the colors of sustainability (blue and green) and each schools colors (blue for UCSB and green for Cal Poly). Currently the Gauchos hold a 7-5 advantage through the 2009-10 season. Click here for more info.
Some Facts About Sustainability
√ LED bulbs use 90% less electricity than traditional holiday bulbs. With their 20-year lifetimes, you don't have to replace LED light-strings as often as conventional ones. Burning 10 strands of lights with 100 lights per strand, eight hours per day for a month costs $175 for incandescent bulbs vs. about $1 for LED mini-bulbs. Incandescent lights give off as much as 90% of their energy as heat, leading to fire concerns. LEDs barely warm up.
√ Use cold water for hand washing. Every 10-degree drop in H2O temperature saves you 3%-5% on water heating costs. Most faucets spit out 2 gal per min while you're waiting for the water to warm up. With hand washing, the friction and the soap are what really get your hands clean. As far as water temp goes, you'd have to rinse your paws in boiling water to actually kill germs.
√ Every minute of every day, the U.S. loses two acres of agricultural land to development, up to 1.2 million acres per year.
√ Every year, the average American household will spend $17,000.00 on basics including food, clothing, body care, and other household items. And over the past 30 years, the waste produced in this country has almost tripled, from 88 million tons in 1960 to about 236 million tons in 2003.
√ More than 100 million trees worth of bulk mail arrives in American mailboxes each year that's the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months.
New this season, UCSB baseball games will be broadcast on AM 1490 and streaming live online at UCSBgauchos.com. Steve Wendt will handle the play-by-play duties with every Big West weekend series scheduled to air live on the radio and streaming live online. Click here for more information and a schedule of baseball games on the air!